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Brewington v. North Carolina

Petition for certiorari denied on May 27, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-504 N.C. _ N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Disclosure: Kevin Russell of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case through the Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.

Issue: Whether the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment permits a forensic analyst who did not observe or participate in any of the forensic testing at issue to tell the jury the conclusions that another analyst set forth in a testimonial forensic report – so long as the testifying analyst offers an “independent opinion” that, based on reviewing the other analyst’s report and notes, she agrees with other analyst’s conclusions.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 11 2013Application (13A268) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 25, 2013 to October 25, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Sep 16 2013Application (13A268) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 25, 2013.
Oct 17 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 20, 2013)
Nov 4 2013Waiver of right of respondent North Carolina to respond filed.
Nov 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 6, 2013.
Dec 2 2013Response Requested . (Due January 2, 2014)
Dec 16 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 3, 2014.
Feb 3 2014Brief of respondent North Carolina in opposition filed.
Feb 13 2014Reply of petitioner John Edward Brewington filed.
Apr 29 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 27 2014Petition DENIED.